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Old 03-09-2017, 09:52 AM   #1
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Can anyone reccomend a sewer cable tracer without a sonde. Does that Navitrack brick with that round clamp work on a sewer cable?
I have a scout-just wondering.
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I use the Navitrack Brick Transmitter. Typically if myself or the H/O is curious of the direction of the line while i'm snaking; I will just clamp it on to my snake cable.

Keep in mind you will need the Navitrack Brick AND the Inductive clamp accessory. Also, make sure to unplug your machine before you start.
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Do you have one of the newer Ridgid Monitors? If so they have a ground lug on the unit that you can attach a transmitter to so you can trace the whole line.
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Thanks Standard! On my to do list.

Ron, no fancy new equipment here. I still fix toilets and give senior discounts. I have a gen eye 3 b+w.
Maybe one day I'll move out of the west side of Chicago. Then I can have nice things.
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Do you have one of the newer Ridgid Monitors? If so they have a ground lug on the unit that you can attach a transmitter to so you can trace the whole line.

I need to know lots more about line tracing and locating.

Where's a good place to read up on it?
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I use my NaviTrack and a transmitter but use the leads to do a direct connect to the cable. I never thought to use my inductive clamp but I'm sure that would work too. In the old days with the Goldak PB44, that's how we use to tell where the cast iron stopped and the clay or ABS started.

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Where's a good place to read up on it?


Honestly, go to Ridgid's website and read the manuals for the Navitrak and line transmitters. There's good info there.


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We use one of he older ridgid locators in the school district. Clamping directly onto the cable has been a huge time saver for us.
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Honestly, go to Ridgid's website and read the manuals for the Navitrak and line transmitters. There's good info there.


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The manuals by Ridgid are very informative. Also check out ProtoTek's website. They make one of the best receivers I ever used. This page they have is very informative as well.

http://prototek.net/locating/
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Back in the 1970's when my father purchased his first transmitter and locater, there was no internet and no one around to really teach him how to properly locate. So he had us hid the transmitter in the downstairs flat, and he would hunt it down with the locater upstairs. He learned to find the "null" then the "peak" as well as how to tune out interference.
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